COP21

Job losses threatens the CSIR’s reputation

The council's climate change research could suffer from job cuts

EU to cut new car emissions by 37.5% by 2030

The targets will require new cars sold in 2030 to emit 37.5% less carbon dioxide on average compared to 2021 levels

Kikwete: Africa inherited poor education from colonial masters

Ex-Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete has said improving the education system in Africa will replenish the continent’s skills gap.

Paris Agreement: World takes giant step towards tackling climate change

The world's most important climate change agreement will come into force on November 4, Ban Ki-moon announced this week.

El Niño is fading but monthly temperatures still reach record highs despite plans

​Earth blasts through more heat records, while research shows governments are not ambitious enough to stop catastrophic warming.

G7 nations to stop subsidising fossil fuels

The seven economies will stop propping up coal, gas and oil by 2025. But giant greenhouse gas emitters China and India haven’t made the pledge.

Oregano will cut cows’ wind and climate change

Famous for complementing Mediterranean and Mexican cooking, the herb could now be a key ingredient in lowering global greenhouse gas emissions.

2015 on track to be the warmest year on record

Data from the UK Meteorological Office shows that 2015 will surpass last year as the hottest year on record.

COP21 reached a weak deal

Paris talks failed the most vulnerable, but that failure could be fixed as the world’s governments have at least agreed to head in the same direction.

Climate-fragile countries need direct financial aid

If donors help states with which they have links rather than those most vulnerable to climate change, it will increase poverty and thus migration.

COP21 comes down to a lot of hot air

But developed nations can play a big role in finding cheaper ways to produce clean energy.

Africa will burn after timid talks at COP21

Hot air at the talks may mean our planet will still be 3°C hotter by the end of the century.

Press Releases

New-style star accretion bursts dazzle astronomers

Associate Professor James O Chibueze and Dr SP van den Heever are part of an international team of astronomers studying the G358-MM1 high-mass protostar.

2020 risk outlook: Use GRC to build resilience

GRC activities can be used profitably to develop an integrated risk picture and response, says ContinuitySA.

MTN voted best mobile network

An independent report found MTN to be the best mobile network in SA in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Is your tertiary institution is accredited?

Rosebank College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education, which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training.

Is your tertiary institution accredited?

Rosebank College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education, which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training.

VUT chancellor, Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi, dies

The university conferred the degree of Doctor of Science Honoris Causa on Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi for his outstanding leadership contributions to maths and science education development.

Innovate4AMR now in second year

SA's Team pill-Alert aims to tackle antimicrobial resistance by implementing their strategic intervention that ensures patients comply with treatment.

Medical students present solution in Geneva

Kapil Narain and Mohamed Hoosen Suleman were selected to present their strategic intervention to tackle antimicrobial resistance to an international panel of experts.